(aka Drab-breasted Pygmy-Tyrant)
Brazilian name: olho-falso
The Drab-breasted Bamboo-tyrant is found in south east Brazil and into north east Argentina. It inhabits humid forest and secondary growth where it forages in the undergrowth especially in bamboo patches.
It is dull olive above with a white eye-ring and prominent supraloral spot which gives rise to the Brazilian name of olho-falso or "false eye". The throat and breast are a dull grey while the belly is whiter.
|An indistinct white crescent
can sometimes be seen across the lower throat (Sick says this is
"less visible in life" but you can see it well in
photos 4 and 5). There is a hint of yellow on the wing bend
and on the crissum.
When hawking for insects it seems to make a whirring noise with its wings.
are illustrations in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 35; and
Sick, Page 469.
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto and additional information on Avibase .
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